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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The 11th meeting of the experts for preservation of historical monuments and archeological sites of Bamyan province opened with a speech of Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture at the Akhen University of Germany.
Zaryalai Nawabi advisor at the department of public affairs of the ministry told that this meeting is initiated by the UNESCO and continued for two days in which the experts and scholars who last year studied in respect to preservation the remnants of the Buddha statues, the future activities in this respect will be determined.
Nawabi added that the minister of information and culture leading a delegation including deputy minister of public works, advisor of urban development, and deputy minister for cultural affairs and heads of the historical monuments of the ministry participated at the meeting.
He stressed further that the four-point proposal of the minister of information and culture was adopted by the participants of the meeting at the Akhen University meeting.
The proposal covers rehabilitation of the 35m statue by using its remaining parts and pieces scattered as a result of its explosion.
The three other points include building of the Bamyan museum and investigating to the remains of the bigger statue and other historical monuments and sites of Bamyan province so that they are prevented from further damages.
The ministry so far could launch a series of persistent efforts towards preservation and reconstruction of the historical monuments as a result of which the ministry could carry on rehabilitation on a number of historical monuments and some others are under the process of rehabilitation in the country.
The ministry has been assisted in this respect by UNESCO and ISISCO and presently the ministry is striving hard to preserve historical and cultural heritages of the country indicating the identity of this nation.
Meanwhile the ministry within its possibilities has exerted efforts to carry on the needed rehabilitation activities in Ghazni and prepare the city based on its historical background till the year 2013.  As part of this program, the ministry has rehabilitated some of its historical monuments.

Monday, December 17, 2012
Maimana (BNA) The security in charges of Faryab province seized 22 historical relics and handed over to information and culture Dept. of that province. 
These relics were discovered and seized by security personnel from Shakh and Ghora area, Qaisar district. 
Ahmad Shaker Jormi head of information and culture department of Faryab said to BNA, these relics excavated illegally from historical sides of that province that later seized by police. 
Mohammad Aref Sediqi in charge of archeological sides of Faryab said that these relics are before Islam. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, December 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Jirga Azad is name of particular program that provides an independent free environment for government officials and the people to conduct their discussions in an opened atmosphere and the program is sponsored by the BBC Media Action Institution and will be broadcasted through RTA (National Radio Television of Afghanistan).
In exclusive interview with the BNA reporter, program director Dawood Junbesh pointed out main agenda and working plans of the program and said that the program will facilitate all society segments to publically announce their perspectives and personal view regarding the transformation decade and to seek satisfactory response from the high ranking government dignitaries about post 2014 Afghanistan.
Director of the plan added that the program will create golden opportunity to general public in all regions of the country to seek response to their quires and apprehensions with regard to transformation decade from the government officials that include personal views and personal questions regarding the upcoming challenges adding that the program will also cure the ministers bridge which has been created between the Gov. and the people and it will provide better opportunity to the people to seek response to their questions from government officials and the officials will also get adequate awareness from the threats, challenges and social problems faced by the people.
Undoubtedly, the Jirga program is positive endeavor that struggles to renovate the damaged connecting bridge between people and Gov. which is mutual trust and the program is an international effort undertaken by a national and a foreign media outlets.
Director of the program also pinned towards main objectives of the program and said that in the initial steps the program intends to take questions regarding security from remote areas and in the first program the people asked questions regarding security in the country from the ministers for national defense, interior and former NDS chief Amrullah Saleh and a number of political analysts Hilaluddin Hilal and lawmaker Shukria Barakzai.  First program of Jirga Azad broadcasted through RTA in which the people asked several questions from the concerned authorities.

Sunday, December 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Commission for preparation of Ghazni city with Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen on the chair as set 23rd Hamal 1392 to declare Ghazni as Capital of Islamic Culture, with the slogan of peace, friendship and brotherhood.
In a meeting held yesterday with the participation of engineer Yusuf Pashtun the advisor to president, Ghazni governor Musa Khan Akbarzada, officials with concerned bodies and lawmakers it was decide to announce 23rd Hamal 1392 or the last week of Hamal 1392 as the Capital of Islamic culture in consensus with ISCO and participation of all the provinces of the country.
It was also decided that all provinces should open their exhibitions on that day in Ghazni city. 
It was also decided that the ministry of information and culture in coordination with the foreign ministry and Afghanistan’s representatives in UNESCO to take necessary steps towards inviting officials from ISESCO and culture ministers of Islamic countries.